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unstablemassofbloodandfoam:


Here are some interesting facts about him, though:
He basically saved public television. In 1969 the government wanted to cut public television funds. Mister Rogers then went to Washington where he gave an amazing merely six minute speech. By the end of the speech not only did he charm the hostile Senators, he got them to double the budget they would have initially cut down. The whole thing can be found on youtube, a video called “Mister Rogers defending PBS to the US Senate.”
“Certain fundamentalist preachers hated him because, apparently not getting the “kindest man who ever lived” memo, they would ask him to denounce homosexuals. Mr. Rogers’s response? He’d pat the target on the shoulder and say, “God loves you just as you are.” Rogers even belonged to a “More Light” congregation in Pittsburgh, a part of the Presbyterian Church dedicated to welcoming LGBT persons to full participation in the church.”
According to a TV Guide piece on him, Fred Rogers drove a plain old Impala for years. One day, however, the car was stolen from the street near the TV station. When Rogers filed a police report, the story was picked up by every newspaper, radio and media outlet around town. Amazingly, within 48 hours the car was left in the exact spot where it was taken from, with an apology on the dashboard. It read, “If we’d known it was yours, we never would have taken it.”
Once, on a fancy trip up to a PBS exec’s house, he heard the limo driver was going to wait outside for 2 hours, so he insisted the driver come in and join them (which flustered the host). On the way back, Rogers sat up front, and when he learned that they were passing the driver’s home on the way, he asked if they could stop in to meet his family. According to the driver, it was one of the best nights of his life—the house supposedly lit up when Rogers arrived, and he played jazz piano and bantered with them late into the night. Further, like with the reporters, Rogers sent him notes and kept in touch with the driver for the rest of his life.

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unstablemassofbloodandfoam:

Here are some interesting facts about him, though:

  • He basically saved public television. In 1969 the government wanted to cut public television funds. Mister Rogers then went to Washington where he gave an amazing merely six minute speech. By the end of the speech not only did he charm the hostile Senators, he got them to double the budget they would have initially cut down. The whole thing can be found on youtube, a video called “Mister Rogers defending PBS to the US Senate.”
  • “Certain fundamentalist preachers hated him because, apparently not getting the “kindest man who ever lived” memo, they would ask him to denounce homosexuals. Mr. Rogers’s response? He’d pat the target on the shoulder and say, “God loves you just as you are.” Rogers even belonged to a “More Light” congregation in Pittsburgh, a part of the Presbyterian Church dedicated to welcoming LGBT persons to full participation in the church.”
  • According to a TV Guide piece on him, Fred Rogers drove a plain old Impala for years. One day, however, the car was stolen from the street near the TV station. When Rogers filed a police report, the story was picked up by every newspaper, radio and media outlet around town. Amazingly, within 48 hours the car was left in the exact spot where it was taken from, with an apology on the dashboard. It read, “If we’d known it was yours, we never would have taken it.”
  • Once, on a fancy trip up to a PBS exec’s house, he heard the limo driver was going to wait outside for 2 hours, so he insisted the driver come in and join them (which flustered the host). On the way back, Rogers sat up front, and when he learned that they were passing the driver’s home on the way, he asked if they could stop in to meet his family. According to the driver, it was one of the best nights of his life—the house supposedly lit up when Rogers arrived, and he played jazz piano and bantered with them late into the night. Further, like with the reporters, Rogers sent him notes and kept in touch with the driver for the rest of his life.

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(Source: junglelauren, via rare-basement)

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Nothing made me angrier growing up than seeing a Shakespeare play and hearing people laugh at the jokes.
— Simon Rich, who gets it. (via jessethorn)
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areasofmyexpertise:

Far be it from me to criticize the Volcom section at Ron Jon. But this feels a little on the nose.  (at Ron Jon Surf Shop)

areasofmyexpertise:

Far be it from me to criticize the Volcom section at Ron Jon. But this feels a little on the nose. (at Ron Jon Surf Shop)

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blameaspartame:

happy day

blameaspartame:

happy day

(Source: tacowitch)

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gotemcoach:

REPORT: Kobe confronts Dwight Howard
According to Lakers’ beat reporter Dave McMenamin, the Los Angeles Lakers held a team meeting today before their game/loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.  D’Antoni asked players to speak freely, and after Steve Nash squeezed a few words out of his old, Grandpa mouth, Kobe took the floor.

Bryant asked Dwight Howard if he was bothered by playing alongside him…
Bryant acknowledged he could be “hard to play with,” according to the Times, and challenged Howard to speak up if he had a problem with it.
Howard was “despondent” and did not offer much of a reply to Bryant, according to a team source.

That is - how shall I put it - very bad.  Dwight folded.  Kobe losing respect for a guy is WAY worse than him hating you.  Kobe hated Shaq, and still won 3 titles.  Crazily, this apparently isn’t the first time Dwight tucked tail:

One example of the rocky relationship between the two Western Conference All-Star starters, according to a league source, was a game this season when Howard harped to a teammate about the disparity between his and Bryant’s shots while sitting on the bench. The teammate called Bryant over so Howard could tell it to Bryant’s face, but Howard refused to speak up.

I went in on twitter:

I think Dwight is still injured. I think Dwight is a Top 5 talent in the NBA, and the best C. I think he’s LA’s best shot at future, but…
— Got ‘Em Coach (@GotEm_Coach) January 24, 2013

…if he can’t play with Kobe THIS early, it’s a wrap. Kobe’s not going anywhere, for better or worse. Might have to trade him.
— Got ‘Em Coach (@GotEm_Coach) January 24, 2013

#Lakers can get rid of both, or just fire D’Antoni, but you cannot move Dwight and keep the coach. That…cannot happen.
— Got ‘Em Coach (@GotEm_Coach) January 24, 2013

The Lakers not choosing Phil hurt them this year, but it killed them for the future. Jackson was Dwight’s best chance to mature.
— Got ‘Em Coach (@GotEm_Coach) January 24, 2013

I think Lakers lose to Utah, OKC. If they lose 2 out of 3 to New Orleans, PHX, or Minny, something’s happening: Dwight trade or MDA fired.
— Got ‘Em Coach (@GotEm_Coach) January 24, 2013
Follow me: @GotEm_Coach

gotemcoach:

REPORT: Kobe confronts Dwight Howard

According to Lakers’ beat reporter Dave McMenamin, the Los Angeles Lakers held a team meeting today before their game/loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.  D’Antoni asked players to speak freely, and after Steve Nash squeezed a few words out of his old, Grandpa mouth, Kobe took the floor.

Bryant asked Dwight Howard if he was bothered by playing alongside him…

Bryant acknowledged he could be “hard to play with,” according to the Times, and challenged Howard to speak up if he had a problem with it.

Howard was “despondent” and did not offer much of a reply to Bryant, according to a team source.

That is - how shall I put it - very bad.  Dwight folded.  Kobe losing respect for a guy is WAY worse than him hating you.  Kobe hated Shaq, and still won 3 titles.  Crazily, this apparently isn’t the first time Dwight tucked tail:

One example of the rocky relationship between the two Western Conference All-Star starters, according to a league source, was a game this season when Howard harped to a teammate about the disparity between his and Bryant’s shots while sitting on the bench. The teammate called Bryant over so Howard could tell it to Bryant’s face, but Howard refused to speak up.

I went in on twitter:

Follow me: @GotEm_Coach

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parislemon:

meganq:

thenextweb:

(via This is the funniest Windows error message you’ve ever seen - The Next Web)
Image credit: Mark Seymour

Insert your windows installation disk. Never mind that it’s a phone. Figure it out.

No compromises.

parislemon:

meganq:

thenextweb:

(via This is the funniest Windows error message you’ve ever seen - The Next Web)

Image credit: Mark Seymour

Insert your windows installation disk. Never mind that it’s a phone. Figure it out.

No compromises.

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